After doing some browsing through other bloggers’ opinions of Southwell’s (this opinion in particular), it appears that I was mistaken about my not-so-dearly departed Dubl-R! Also, I think I’ve found a new favorite food blog.
The Texas Burger Guy has reviews of nearly every landmark burger joint in this great state. The reviews are, much like a good burger, addictive. He covers the gamut of burger joints in Houston: Lankford Grocery, Christian’s Totem, Bellaire Broiler Burger, and even my old neighborhood restaurant, Sam’s Deli Diner. And I was even more gobsmacked to see that my beloved Dubl-R was listed among the reviews!
According to the review (which was posted in 2006, well after I graduated from Baylor), Dubl-R is still operating at its old haunt on Herring Avenue. The review doesn’t go into the specifics of why it originally closed down circa 2001 and it doesn’t discuss the heretic Dubl-R outpost at Baylor. I’m okay with this, though; maybe the reviewer isn’t familiar with this snippet of Dubl-R’s history. I’m just thrilled to see that the Dubl-R of my memory is up and running again!
I guess I’ve got a reason to go back to Waco for the next Homecoming now.